The company providing internet services for Belgium's parliament, government agencies, universities and scientific institutions said Tuesday that its network was under cyberattack, with connections to several customers disrupted. Belnet said in a statement the attack "Is still in progress and takes place in successive waves. Our teams are working hard to mitigate them." The company has around 200 customers.
The Belgian plod says it seized 27.64 tons of cocaine worth €1.4bn from shipments into Antwerp in the past six weeks after defeating the encryption in the Sky ECC chat app to read drug smugglers' messages. "During a judicial investigation into a potential service criminal organization suspected of knowingly providing encrypted telephones to the criminal environment, police specialists managed to crack the encrypted messages from Sky ECC," the Belgian police claimed, CNN reports.
A series of police raids in Belgium have resulted in the apparent shutdown of the Sky ECC encrypted mobile phone network. As the second major encrypted phone network to be shut down by police in Europe, Sky ECC's seeming downfall has parallels with the Encrochat story, where French and Dutch police man-in-the-middle'd the encrypted phone network on suspicion it was being used mainly by organised criminals.
Simply put, Vanhoof relied on the fact that many older Nespresso setups rely on what's known as a stored-value wireless payment card, something that's similar to but importantly different from a modern credit card. Wireless in this case means that the card uses NFC, short for Near Field Communication, the same underlying technology that's used by credit cards, many modern door security cards and almost all passports issued in the past 10 years.
Mass surveillance programs run by the UK, French and Belgian governments are illegal, Europe's top court has decided in a huge win for privacy advocates. The European Court of Justice announced on Tuesday that legislation passed by all three countries that allows the government to demand traffic and location data from internet and mobile providers in "a general or indiscriminate way" breaks EU data privacy laws - even when national security concerns are invoked.
Local regulator says it hasn't approved scheme. Meanwhile, Spain up to similar tricks The Belgian city of Kortrijk in West Flanders is reportedly using data provided by a mobile phone company to...
Two-seat jet crashed in France A Belgian F-16 fighter jet pilot has been rescued from a power line after getting into difficulties and ejecting from his stricken aircraft.…
ASCO Industries, a manufacturer of aerospace components with headquarters in Zaventem, Belgium, has been hit with ransomware, which ended up disrupting its production around the world. The attack...
Belgian coder Bernard Fabrot just finished a 3.5-year computational marathon, solving a fascinating cryptopuzzle set at MIT back in 1999.